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ERIC Number: EJ882113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
Fathers in Attachment Theory and Research: A Review
Bretherton, Inge
Early Child Development and Care, v180 n1-2 p9-23 Jan 2010
This paper provides a brief history of attachment research on fathers as a backdrop against which the other contributions to this volume can be viewed. Empirical research on child-father attachment progressed in four phases and began before Bowlby in 1969 published the first volume of his attachment trilogy. During each phase a different set of questions emerged. Initially, researchers compared fathers to mothers as potential attachment figures. More recent studies emphasize the notion that mothers' and fathers' roles as attachment figures and their influences on child outcomes may be different and complementary. At the same time, calls for a family approach to attachment studies are increasing. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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